R. S. Tjeerdema
R. S. Tjeerdema received his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology and toxicology (with an emphasis on environmental toxicology) from the University of California, Davis, CA, in 1987, and was certified in general toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology in 1994. After serving for a dozen years on the Faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC Santa Cruz, he returned to UC Davis, where he currently serves as both Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Toxicology. In 1997, he served as a Program Chair of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) in San Francisco, CA. Specializing for over 20 years in the general area of aquatic toxicology, he has focused his efforts on characterizing the environmental fate and toxic actions of petroleum hydrocarbons, oil spill dispersants, pesticides, and natural toxins. In recent years, he has helped pioneer the use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, via both in vivo and metabolomic techniques, to elucidate the metabolic actions of toxic chemicals in aquatic organisms. He has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed research articles and 300 abstracts, and serves as a Member of the Editorial Boards of Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Marine Pollution Bulletin, and The Open Marine Biology Journal.
Biography Updated on 13 October 2010